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Fulton Sun goes digital

Beginning Aug. 8, the Fulton Sun will be switching to seven days of a digital edition and a one-day printed newspaper.

Seyfarth opens office in Seattle

Seyfarth announced today the formal launch of its new Seattle office, the firm’s first in the Pacific Northwest and fifth on the West Coast. Serving clients around the globe, this marks Seyfarth’s 17th office.

Local news is playing an important role for Americans during COVID-19 outbreak

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been a major national news story, recent studies by the Pew Research Center shows that it also is an important local news story, with many Americans depending on their local media outlets for information about the outbreak.

Tribune Publishing announces new board member, extends cooperation agreement with Alden Global Capital LLC

Tribune Publishing Company has extended its cooperation agreement with Alden Global Capital LLC and has appointed Randall D. Smith of Alden to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. The Board size has been increased from six to seven members.

Local Eats and Essentials launches in Albany, Greene Counties, a website that allows diners to order takeout or curbside pickup from local, independently owned restaurants in two New York counties, launched today. The site will be expanding into other market areas over the next few months and working with other local media companies and restaurants to launch this program in their areas. 

3 Lee Enterprise markets to use My Team Scoop for high school sports reporting

Presteligence has announced that three Lee Enterprise markets will leverage My Team Scoop for their high school sports scores and stats. The Tulsa (Oklahoma) World, Roanoke (Virginia) Times and Richmond Times-Dispatch will cover up to 300 schools combined.

Six-month program at Michigan paper is helping to train and empower Indigenous journalists

A partnership between The Record-Eagle in Traverse City, Michigan, and Indigenizing the News is bringing four Indigenous women to report, consult and train in The Record-Eagle newsroom for the next six months.

The Miami Herald partners with FIU to cover local news in South Florida

Five undergraduate students from Florida International University's Department of Journalism + Media are working with the Miami Herald covering topics ranging from the coronavirus pandemic to city governance as part of a new internship program.

Win some newspaper SWAG while putting a fun spin on those temperature checks

Here's a fun idea your newspaper could steal from The Daily News in Galveston, Texas — all designed to keep its daily COVID temperature-checking a bit lighthearted.

Inaugural Meeting: Conference highlights, sessions

Putting challenges in perspective: Difficult doesn't mean impossible

"I love journalism," Mi-Ai Parrish told publishers gathered for the inaugural meeting of America's Newspapers, "and so do all of you. I love that we're watchdogs and storytellers. We're advocates, innovators. We're business strategists and community leaders. We're friends and neighbors, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters. We help connect our readers to the world and to the communities we serve. We enrich and inform, delight and unite."

How the Battle of New Orleans was Won

The "pirate" marketing tactics that The Advocate employed in the Battle of New Orleans played a key role in helping the paper overtake The Times-Picayune in the fight for dominance.

Hussman encourages all newspapers to adopt Statement of Core Values

In response to requests from a number of individuals since his talk at the inaugural meeting of America's Newspapers, Walter Hussman Jr. is sharing his Statement of Core Values on this website. He said: "I believe adopting a statement like this can help improve our relationship with our readers as a trusted and professional source on news."
Walter Hussman: Restoring faith in newspapers

Digital-not-so-ready: Initial findings from the GNI Subscriptions Lab

So what are the newspaper participants learning from the Google News Initiative Subscriptions Lab? Hint: Something about themselves.

In battle with digital giants, looking for a 'safe harbor' in Congress

The advocacy interests of America's Newspapers falls right in line with the first topic addressed at the Inaugural Meeting of America's Newspapers. The News Media Alliance's Danielle Coffey talked about frustrations she encounters when lobbying on Capitol Hill and the latest in the newspaper industry's campaign to get a fair revenue arrangement with the digital giants.

Take advantage of a tool everyone already uses: Email

Email is a daily part of millions of American's daily lives. So why aren't newspapers taking advantage of this amazing revenue generating opportunity? News-Press & Gazette Company's Kristen Frey and Observer Media Group's Emily Walsh talked about the insights they've gained from experimenting with email marketing.

Small is the new big: Niche publications that are year-round revenue generators

What do backyard poultry, goats and beekeeping have in common? All are niche interests that have been scaled into reliable revenue generators.

Protecting public notices and the vital information they provide to communities

Many advertisers find the process they must go through to place public notices to be frustrating, Legislators what to change the law to move legal notices out of newspapers (and onto state and local websites) and publishers are doing their best to make the process work. Where's it all heading and what will be key to hanging onto public notices?

Inaugural Meeting: Congrats to our award winners
PJ Browning honored as E&P magazine's Publisher of the Year
PJ Browning: Recipient of E&P magazine's Publisher of the Year Award
Carmage Walls Commentary Prize honors courageous editorial writing
Peter Kovacs, editor of The Advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, accepted the Carmage Walls Prize on behalf of Danny Heitman and Lanny Keller.
SNPA's staunchest advocate honored for 43 years of service
Edward VanHorn: Recipient of SNPA's Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award
Joyce McCullough honored with Carlsen Distinguished Service Award
Joyce McCullough: Receipient of the Ray Carlsen Distinguished Service Award
Former Forum Communications CEO honored with high Inland award
Lloyd Case: Recipient of the Ralph D. Casey/Minnesota Award

A new champion for newspapers is born

America’s Newspapers – the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – was ceremonially launched October 6 at its inaugural meeting in Chicago.